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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography


Located on the RiverPark campus in uptown Columbus, Georgia, the department houses faculty with expertise in British, Asian, Latin American, African American, Medieval, Military and International, Native American and United States history. Courses in Urban Geography, Cultural Geography and Geographic Information Systems enhance the research and employment opportunities of our graduates. Class size is small, and faculty members advise all majors and remain actively involved in their academic progress. The department organizes trips to local and regional historical sites, and makes available to all students numerous internships and other learning opportunities.

News and Events


Department Newsletter, 2015


Upcoming events  

Next meeting of the History and Geography Club 
Friday September 25, 2015, 2:00 pm, Yancey 325


Workshops in Writing for History -  Count for History Convocation!
Wednesday September 30, 4:30-5:45 pm, Yancey 325 (RiverPark)
Academic Style: in this workshop, students will learn concrete strategies for effectively choosing words for academic audiences.
Thursday October 8, 12:30-1:30 pm, Yancey 325 (RiverPark)
Active and passive voice and related considerations: in this workshop, students will learn strategies for using the active and passive voice effectively in history and other academic writing.


History and Geography Club Brown Bag
Professor Sarah Bowman 
"Staking a Claim to National Virtue: Post-Civil War White Southerners and the Memorialization of Antislavery"
Thursday October 1, 2015, Yancey 325 - POSTPONED - date TBA


MA in Race, Ethnicity, and Society Lecture
Dr. Patrick Luck, Florida Polytechnic University
"Paternalistic Anti-Slavery: John McDonogh, His Slaves, and African Colonization"
Tuesday October 20, 2015, 12:30-1:20 pm
Spencer Event Hall, International House, Main Campus



Graduate Program - upcoming deadline

Applications for the spring semester are due by November 30, 2015



Departmental Calendar